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Heritage Foundation Selects Scholarship Winner

Karla Ahumada of Salinas High School FFA, selected as 2021 Scholarship Winner

King City, CA - The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation named Karla Ahumada, a Senior at Salinas High School, as their 2021 Heritage Foundation Scholarship recipient.

“Karla’s passion and commitment stood out to the committee – especially as she talked about participating in the Salinas Valley Fair, 4-H and FFA,” said Maureen Harris, SVF Heritage Scholarship Chair. “Her volunteerism during our most recent local disasters showed us her commitment and dedication to our local community and we feel she will be a great representative for the Heritage Foundation.”

As the Heritage Foundation Scholarship winner, Karla receives a $2,500 scholarship, a commemorative belt buckle, and will be reimbursed for all expenses associated with raising her market hog for this year’s Fair. All proceeds from the sale of her animal will benefit the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation and on-going projects at the Salinas Valley Fair, including a renovation and revitalization of the Expo Building.

Karla serves as an officer in both Salinas High FFA and as the FFA Monterey Bay Section Reporter. She also serves as the club Secretary for Natividad 4-H. She serves on the board of the Monterey County Fair Junior Fairboard. She is a member of the Salinas Valley Charro Group, a 10- member team that attends events showcasing the Mexican Charro heritage on horseback. “Karla’s commitment to being an example to others highlighted the values we look for in our Heritage Scholarship Winners,” said Harris. “Her commitment to growth both personally and professionally will be a great part of her success in the future and we look forward to being a part of that through our scholarship.”

This year’s Salinas Valley Fair Junior Livestock Auction will take place virtually on Saturday, May 8. If you would like to join in on the purchase of the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Animal, please reach out to SVF Heritage President, Lexenn Latasa at llatasa@hotmail.com If you would like to sign up to become a buyer, please contact the Salinas Valley Fair at 831-385-3243 or livestock@salinasvalleyfair.com.

About the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation

The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, was formed in 2001 by a group of men and women from who are dedicated to supporting and improving the Salinas Valley Fair in King City. The Heritage Foundation has raised more than $10 million dollars for various projects at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. To join the Heritage Foundation or for more information about the Heritage Foundation please visit: www.salinasvalleyfair.com/heritagefoundation

For More Information, Contact:
Maureen Harris, Heritage Foundation Scholarship Chair at

831-595-0442 or maureenkharris@yahoo.com

2021 Scholarship Recipient - Karla Ahumada

Heritage Foundation Press Release

2021 Scholarship Recipient

Karla Ahumada, Scholarship Winner

FFA is much more than a leadership building organization. As you journey through four years of high school, FFA is an institution that will teach you how to be mature citizens, is a place where you can build trustworthy lifelong friends, learn good sportsmanship and help discover your passion. Personally, it helped me build up my self-confidence and develop my communication skills. Whether it was my Salinas FFA or the Monterey Bay Section FFA jacket, showing a lamb or reciting the Creed, I enjoyed every second I wore my blue corduroy jacket.

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